Friday, November 18, 2005

Buy a slice of RikVerse for crimbo

I was casually checking through (as one does) to see what was what and found to my delight that my book is now listed for sale here. They're charging $12.00 + p&p, which is the recommended price I chose when finalising the publishing details on - so they're not offering a discount yet. But I was impressed by the speed: warns people that listing can take between 6 and 8 weeks, but it's taken The RikVerse less than 3 weeks. My next task will be to pretty up the display by uploading my beloved "chicken" bookcover image to the site, perhaps add some blurbwords, etc.

If $12.00 sounds steep, then North Americans can pick up a copy from for $10.00 + p&p. But be advised to check out just how much that p&p is going to be, as you may be able to get cheaper delivery from

Anyways, bouyed by this bit of good news I wandered over to the Barnes & Noble website. No luck. As far as B&N is concerned my book does not exist (yet).

Then I remembered that Amazon run a separate UK website. So I checked, and I'm there - complete with chicken - for the wonderful (and frankly unbelievable) price of just £5.65 + p&p!

And there was me thinking my little book wouldn't be available from the online booksellers before christmas!


  1. On, it says RikVerse will take 1-2 weeks for delivery. But if you try to order it, there is a 4-6 weeks delivery time when it enters your shopping basket list.

    Not that this is a problem. But if people want to give themselves a Christmas present of your book, they better order quickly!

  2. from Amazon:

    Delivery estimate: 23 Dec 2005 - 9 Jan 2006!

  3. Ack! I ordered a copy (to check the printing - it's a different printer who does the UK) and got told mine would be delivered around Dec 1.

    This needs investigating and reporting on: what use is POD publishing going to be for anyone if you get delays of more than a couple of weeks between ordering and delivery!